Reddit user meredithisthebatman‘s post in the R/Mommit thread she started entitled, ‘You know you’re a mom when…’ sparked a total share-fest when she wrote stories about a recent Goldilocks dinner incident with her 6-month-old and asked other moms to share their most mom moments.
While introducing solids to her baby she had a realization that was all too relatable for moms everywhere. “I was eating dinner and feeding my 6mo who has started some solids. My food was cold as I was eating it and I realized “I completely understand why momma bear’s (goldilocks) food is always cold AND why baby bear’s is just right.”
Yes! So much yes to this! Of course it actually goes so far beyond just cold food for moms while our cherubs enjoy perfect warm meals, and moms everywhere agreed and shared similar experiences.
Mom, craftynerd shared a few examples that made us chuckle, like “When hold the bathroom stall door closed for your 5 year old because they insist on being independent but also might want you to wipe their butt,” and “When your alone time for the week is going grocery shopping alone.”
Then she shared this one that we also struggle with regularly “When your kid does something hilarious but you have to keep a straight face because they weren’t supposed to be doing it,” not to be outdone by, “When you pretend to be looking for your kid during hide and seek but you’re really just drinking coffee and browsing Reddit.” Really, that’s just a smart use of your time right there!
lapisdragonfly replied, “It’s like you know me” to this particular thread.
Here are a few more favorite “You know you’re a mom when…” stories posted to the thread:
“You know you’re a mom when you google what different poop colors mean.”
“You know you’re a Mom when you feel genuine dread in your chest because a chicken nugget broke in half as you transferred it to a plate. It will be rejected.”
“When you stick your hand out to catch their vomit rather than have to clean it out of the carpet/couch/(insert hard to wash item here)…”
“When you catch yourself still singing “Elmo Had Four Ducks” when you are alone.”
“You know you’re a mom when you hide in the bathroom to eat a piece of candy…”
One mom’s response to the last “mom moment” above is a brilliant way for moms to “have their candy and eat it too” without having to hide in a bathroom, closet, etc. She wrote, “I recently figured out why my mother chose candy like mounds/almond joy. She liked them, but they weren’t her favorite. BUT most importantly all three kids hated them so she never had to share.”
Let’s hear your best ‘You Know You’re A Mom When…’ stories!